What does “Lead us not into temptation” mean?

In the Lord’s Prayer, we are taught to say, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” St. Matthew 6:13 What does this actually mean? We know that it cannot mean that God would not tempt us to sin, because Scripture teaches us that God never tempts anyone: “Let no man, when he is tempted, say that he is tempted by God. For God is not a tempter of evils: and he tempteth no man.” James 1:13 That much is clear. So, what does this mean? One of the best ways to learn the meaning of a passage … Continue